International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART D
Pregnancy related information of adlescent tribals from Buldhana district
Author(s): Dr. Swati Chande
World Health Organization (WHO) has defined adolescent as the age between 10 to 19 years. Health scenario of the population would remain incomplete if adolescent group is excluded. About 80% of the tribal in India live in remote forest areas and hilly regions, without an access to the modern socio economic inputs. Current status of tribal population as reported 2011 census is 8.6% of the nation total population, whereas the tribal population of Maharashtra is 8.6 million. Tribal population of Buldana District is 115,000 (Revenue division TRTI, Pune) Buldana District falls under Amravati division. Early marriages result in low birth weight of infants. Adolescent pregnancy is a major risk factor for both mother and infant as the girl may not have finished growing making child birth dangerous. (Jacob, 2001). Adolescent pregnancy a common factor in tribals hence, pregnancy related information was studied of the pregnant women. The pregnant woman in the study were distributed on parameters like number of pregnancy, total number of children born, previous pregnant history, problems faced during and after pregnancy and their awareness about free distribution of tablets and injection given to pregnant women. It was observed that number of pregnancy was high, number event full pregnancy was very less larger woman reported vomiting coupled with morning sickness, majority were aware about free distribution of tablets and delivery was conducted at home. It can be suggested that nutritionist from the periphery should council about diet and nutrition and safe and better practices to be followed during pregnancy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Swati Chande. Pregnancy related information of adlescent tribals from Buldhana district. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(1):249-252.